I’ve always suffered from dry skin, but in these cold, dry Canadian winters, it’s even worse and I really have to bump up my skin care routine with extra hydrating and moisturizing products. A skin-saver for me these past 6 weeks has been the new Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa and Vichy Eau Thermale Spa Water. The dramatic duo is applied daily to my dehydrated skin to help keep it soft, supple and highly moisturized.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa is a replenishing and soothing sleep mask and the first of its kind in Canada (but I’m sure it won’t be the last, as its trending in Asia right now) designed for those with sensitive skin. It’s enriched with 15 beneficial minerals, naturally measured and blended to soothe, strengthen and regenerate the skin at night. This hybrid cream is formulated with Vichy’s famous Thermal Spa Water along with hyaluronic and aquabiorly which will help infuse moisture and hydration back into the skin. It helps to reinforce skin’s natural defence system, ensures it’s at the perfect PH balance, soothes and improves skin quality and helps skin regenerate faster.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa comes in a large twist off tub and the cream itself is aqua blue in colour. It has a lightweight, thin, creamy, gel-like texture to it that applies beautifully and evenly, absorbs quickly and gives a velvety softness to the skin. It doesn’t clog the pores which can cause breakouts, skin is easily breathable, even with a thick layer of it on and it doesn’t leave behind a greasy or sticky residue. It delivers a cooling and calming sensation with a fresh, relaxing, spa like aroma that quickly disappears after application.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa can be applied 2 different ways, as a sleeping mask or as a nightly moisturizer. To use as a sleeping mask, apply a thick layer of the cream to the face and neck, close your eyes and let the fresh, aqua gel infuse the skin for 10 to 15 minutes before gently massaging the excess cream into the skin. An optional step is to place your thumbs on your temples and you ring fingers in-between the eyebrows and apply a relaxing pressure before going to sleep. You can apply this sleeping mask 2 to 3 times a week to deeply replenish the skin. Another option is to use it as a nightly moisturizer by applying a thin layer of cream and massaging it into the skin. You’ll visibly see plumper and more rested, fresher, radiant skin, that’s ready to take on the world each morning.
I was a little hesitant at first, when I saw the cream was blue, but it blends into the skin almost instantly and doesn’t leave behind a tint, no need to worry about it staining your pillows. It really does help to transform the skin overnight, when it’s the most receptive to the benefits offered in this deep moisturizing overnight treatment. It’s relaxing scent and soothing formula is like having a spa treatment at home every evening and when I wake up, my skin looks more plump, more nourished, more hydrated and much more healthier looking. This luxurious formula has made my skin look brighter, softer and more refreshed and has even made my makeup application in the morning a lot easier. No more dry, flaky skin for this girl, Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa is a total game changer in the world of sleep masks if you ask me. It retails for $44 for 75ml.
Vichy Eau Thermale Spa Water helps hydrate and revitalize your skin with minerals, helping you to maintain a gorgeous glow all winter long. It’s formulated from 2000 year old volcanic mountains of Vichy, France where the water drips down these mountains and the minerals are accumulated in the water. This spa water is enriched with 15 rare minerals, each having its own beneficial skin ingredient that’s combined to create the perfect spa water to help soothe, fortify and regenerate the skin. The calcium will help protect skin tissue, potassium helps hydrate skin cells, silicone helps regenerate skin, magnesium helps stimulate skin regeneration, iron helps to oxygenate skin cells, manganese helps to stimulate healing, copper acts as an anti-inflammatory and zinc, which is necessary for cell-growth and healing, all this packed into one tiny bottle.
Vichy Eau Thermale Spa Water comes in a white spray bottle with a translucent bright blue cap and comes out in a very fine, lightweight mist that absorbs and spreads easily and quickly into the skin. Its fragrance free, doesn’t make the skin look greasy or shiny and is suitable for all skin types. You only need 1 or 2 sprays to cover the entire face.
You spray Vichy Eau Thermale Spa Water about 8 to 10 inches from the face and watch as it absorbs into the skin almost instantly. You can gently pat dry, although I never felt the need to as the skin promptly drinks up the “water”. It helps to soothe and refresh the skin during the day and can even be applied over makeup.
Vichy Eau Thermale Spa Water is a great pick me up during these dry winter months as it helps to calm and reduce redness and is an excellent way to freshen up dull, tired skin. I’ve been applying it both morning and evening after my skin care routine as it allows my skin to soak up all the moisture from my face cream and also throughout the day to keep my skin feeling soft, hydrated and awake. It retails for $13 for 150ml.